Platt Hill, by Edinburgh Airport – Watercolour

This is the view, from our window, looking to the east. It shows an airliner leaving the airport. Planes actually fly higher than this and are further away but I’ve used some license to get everything into the frame.

Whenever the wind comes from the east, planes take off in that direction. Its the only time we really hear them and, even then, its not noisy. Because this flight path would be directly over the city, planes tend to bank sharply to the left, turning through 180 degrees before heading out over the Atlantic. It can be quite spectacular to see. Platt Hill lies between Ratho and the busy arterial road into Edinburgh. It is covered with fine, mature beech trees which I’ve tried to show here.